Thomas H. MeekPh.D. student in Physiology track of the Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology Graduate Program
B.S. Biology, University of Delaware (2006)
Initial Guidance Comittee Chair: Theodore Garland, Jr.
My interests are in evolutionary physiology and exercise physiology. I am currently working with mice that have been selectively bred for high voluntary wheel running by Theodore Garland and colleagues. I am examining variation in locomotor abilities between the selected and control lines in attempts to uncover physiological differences that have evolved in response to selection. Currently, I am testing the hypothesis that selected lines (specifically mini-muscle individuals) exhibit reduced maximal sprint-running speeds. Future projects may involve measurement of endurance capacity in both normoxia and hypoxia.
Last updated by T.G. 26 Jan.. 2007